Latest updates from across the academy

20 December 2023 5:15 pm
It was always going to be a challenge for this year to compete with last, but you've all done it: 2023 has been even bigger!

And while we are so proud of how all of you have progressed throughout 2023, we were delighted to acknowledge the efforts of [...]

20 December 2023 9:19 am
120 of you joined us on 17th December for our biggest ever Christmas Party. We were delighted to welcome those people that made this year another incredible one to celebrate: our members and their families. Thanks for your [...]

18 December 2023 5:01 pm
While Christmas is just around the corner, we still have a handful of karate sessions left this year. Sadly, we haven't been able to run classes in Westbury-on-Trym this week (due to the hall being closed to all groups) but we continue with our classes in our other three dojos, with our last [...]

01 December 2023 5:21 pm
​Congratulations to our Chief Instructor, Sensei Tim Griffiths, for passing his rokudan (6th Dan) on Saturday in Japan.

The exam took place at Teikyo University’s Budokan - an incredible building that’s dedicated to martial arts - as part of the JKS International Seminar, which brought together members from over 30 countries across the world for [...]

20 November 2023 6:20 pm
Yesterday’s performance at the JKS England National Championships was the best ever at the event from Bristol Karate Academy members.

The championships, held at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre for the first time, saw the Academy take a squad of [...]

11 November 2023 8:48 pm
A massive well done to over 50 students that passed their kyu gradings last Sunday, as JKS England national squad coach, Matt Price Sensei came to town!

23 October 2023 10:46 pm
​Bristol Karate Academy instructor Tim Griffiths has been named as part of the JKS England team for the JKS World Championships in Japan next year.

This prestigious event will be an incredible opportunity to compete against some of the world's finest competitors in the [...]

02 October 2023 8:38 am
We are delighted to invite you to our end of year seminar on Sunday 5th November, which sees the return of the awesome Matt Price Sensei! This event is open to both members and guests of other clubs and karate associations.

23 September 2023 10:52 pm
We were delighted to have a small team of Academy members travelling to Switzerland to compete in the Basel International Open Masters last weekend.

The event is a truly international affair, with 26 nations in attendance and [...]

14 September 2023 10:45 pm
Congratulations to Adnan Mahmud, who earned a silver medal at the BKF International Open in Sheffield earlier this month!

Adnan competed in the under 21 -60kg kumite where [...]